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  • How Do They Do It?

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    How Do They Do It? is a television series produced by Wag TV for Discovery Channel. Each programme explores how 2 or 3 ordinary objects are made and used. The show's slogan is "Behind the ordinary is the extraordinary." The series is broadcast throughout the world on various Discovery-owned networks including: Discovery Channel, Science Channel, DMAX and Quest in the United Kingdom; Science Channel in the United States; Discovery Channel in Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, and the Netherlands; Discovery Channel and Discovery Science in Italy.Series 1 and 2, which were co-produced with Rocket Surgery Productions, were narrated by Rupert Degas; series 3 and 4 were narrated by Iain Lee; and series 5 and 6 were narrated by Dominic Frisby. In 2008, the UK's Channel 5 began airing the series, presented by Robert Llewellyn. This version was released on DVD in the UK in May 2010. In the United States, the series airs on the Science Channel and is narrated by Chris Broyles. This programme is similar to the popular Canadian-produced documentary programme, How It's Made, also broadcast on Discovery Channel networks.

  • List of James Bond gadgets

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    This is a list of James Bond gadgets featured in the Bond films. The James Bond books and films have featured exotic equipment and vehicles, which often prove to be critically useful. The original books and early adaptations had only relatively minimal pieces like the modified attache case in From Russia, with Love. However, the gadgets took on a more spectacular profile in the film version of Goldfinger, and its tremendous success encouraged the following films to have Bond supplied with still more equipment. For instance, it became an expected scene in each film where Q would present and demonstrate Bond's assigned tools for the mission, and it was a near guarantee that each and every piece would be invaluable to Bond in the field. In this sense, Bond gadgets became a prime example of the literary technique of Chekhov's gun.

  • Parchment

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    goatskin stretched on a wooden frame Parchment with a quill and inkParchment is a writing material made from specially prepared untanned skins of animals—primarily sheep, calves, and goats. It has been used as a writing medium for over two millennia. Vellum is a finer quality parchment made from the skins of young animals such as lambs and young calves. It may be called animal membrane by libraries and museums that wish to avoid distinguishing between "parchment" and the more restricted term vellum (see below).

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